IFMC is thrilled to welcome back Dr Lauren Piatek, Dr Penny Mitchell and Dr Hayley Commins, who have returned to IFMC.



If you require urgent attention outside our opening hours please call WOLLONGONG RADIO DOCTOR on (02) 42285522



COVID-19 Pfizer Update

AstraZeneca vaccine for over 50 years 

IFMC is currently working on a way to provide a solution to the above sudden changes highlighted in our COVID-19 information page. -Click Here

The Pfizer vaccine must be stored at below -70 degrees celsius. This specific storage requirement limits current elected COVID-19 vaccine Practices around Australia as this type of storage set up is very rare and extremely specialised.

IFMC is currently undergoing discussions to offer and provide a solution to under 50 years old patients who have not yet received their first dose of AstraZeneca.


Due to popular demand and a commitment to servicing the health of the Illawarra, IFMC have exhausted our current supply of COVID-19 vaccinations. the Practice encourages those who are 1B eligible to follow the steps on the online eligibility checker and to nominate The Illawarra Family Medical Centre as chosen clinic for the best chance at securing an appointment soon. For live updates please refer to the Coronavirus window on our website's front page or visit our facebook page. IFMC is thankful for your patience.



The Illawarra Family Medical Centre was founded in 2005 to create an environment that allowed doctors to deliver high-quality medical care in the ethos and style of traditional family general practice, from a modern, well-equipped, and professionally-staffed facility.

IFMC’s unique strategies and professional approach to general family practice were recognised in 2006 when ‘New Business of the Year’ at the Illawarra Business Awards was conferred. 

IFMC is independently owned and operated by local Doctors Rene Dostál, Peter Allan, Gary Butler, Ian McCorkindale and Michele McGrath.

IFMC is home to 17 Male and Female General Practitioners consulting from the facility who are all supported by an efficient operations team, including practice manager, practice nurses, front desk reception and administration staff. The General Practitioners have countless years of professional experience in and are committed to the Wollongong area. All doctors are vocationally registered, and all have achieved postgraduate qualifications in their areas of interest and expertise. 

IFMC is committed to educating the high achieving future doctors of Australia, participating in acknowledged teaching programs with the Graduate School of Medicine at the world-renowned University of Wollongong.

IFMC aims to provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages, focusing on preventive medicine to help patients, friends, and family achieve their best quality of life. 

IFMC welcomes all new patients, including overseas students. 

Our modern, fully equipped, air-conditioned practice has:

16 state of the art consulting rooms and suites. 

IFMC’s Treatment room accommodates 4 advanced nursing beds, a clinical private procedure room, separate children’s treatment bay, and changing facilities. The building comprises 2 spacious and well equipped waiting rooms with an enclosed children’s play area and desks with powerpoint sockets and USB charging ports. IFMC has 4 allied health suites dedicated to onsite clinical psychologists and visiting health specialists with its own private waiting room. 

A secure underground car-park for all patients is available on Basement Level (B2). Entry to this parking can be entered by looping off Crown Street heading toward Wollongong CBD or via Khan Lane off Dension Street. 

All areas of IFMC, including the car-park and foyer, are designated NO SMOKING areas.

IFMC is committed to putting patients health first.

Book an appointment to discover why the Illawarra Family Medical Centre is the first choice for General Practice care, looking after more than 70,000 patients a year.

Your Health Matters To Us

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Tel: (02) 42525200

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